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congressman upton of michigan. >> thank you for not only being with here today, but with us for a number of days and days ahead answering questions so i appreciate that flexibility. we know that the u.s. corporate tax rate is the second highest that there is. as we look back at the size of the top 20 companies in the world, 50 years ago, 17 of them were u.s.-based. in 1985, 13 of the top 20 companies were in the u.s., and today, it's about six. the companies that i talked to particularly in michigan and before this committee here in energy and commerce, one of the things that they talk quite about is certainty in the tax code. there's a lot of -- and has been discussion on working with chairman camp and baucus as well to hear their comments from the many hearings that they've had, but the research and development tax credit which stops and starts and stops and starts is a real frustration. accelerated deappreciation has been a bipartisan idea for a long time to encourage investment here in this country and export products overseas. how would changes in these two, accelerated deappreciati
a response. >> the gentleman's time has expired. the gentleman from michigan is recognized for five minutes. >> thank you for your courtesy. miss jackson, welcome. thank you for your visit to southeast michigan last month and your tour of the ford river international refuge. i have a number of questions to which i hope you answer yes or no. does epa take public comments into consideration during its rule making? >> yes. >> does epa allow industry representatives to provide comments during the rulemaking process? >> yes. >> does epa take into account during the rulemaking process the cost analysis of the proposed rules on industry and cost of that? >> yes. >> as i remember the writing of the legislation the epa is required in writing these rules to come first to its decisions on the basis of health and come to for decisions on how the rule will be implemented on the basis of other things as well. things like cost and impact on industry and things of that kind. >> that is correct. >> if i am correct the train at will change the sequence of those things the first decision would be cost. the se
of the business roundtable, three term governor of michigan. mr. engler, governor engler was president and ceo of the national association of manufacturers. and edward kleinbard, chief of staff of the joint committee of taxation from 2007 to 2009. he has 20 years of experience practicing tax law in new york, and is currently a professor of law at the university of southern california. this is an extraordinary panel. thank you for honoring us with your presence. senator crapo? >> thank you, mr. chairman. i appreciate your holding this hearing as well. i want to focus right at the outset on one of the early comments. that is any part of the important needed changes that we need to be making in america today with regard to economic and fiscal policy, tax reform, is one of the key pieces that we must not allow to be ignored. as you know, i've been working with a group of six, called again. i know that you've been working in other context. senator wyden as well, has to proposal of his own. but the one area of agreement that i think we have among us and among many others is that in addition to contr
. are recognized the gentlelady from michigan, miss miller for five minute. >> i appreciate the witnesses coming today and air service to this nation. a quick observation before i ask my question that the, on something secretary ridge said about the christmas day bomber. the lack of sharing information. this particular incident has fallen off of the national radar screen but hasn't for us in the detroit area. it is crazy watching this guy goes through the federal court system. he is now representing himself. we had to give him his miranda rights. the best place in the nation, here is this guy who in the mind should have been tried as a city combatant in gitmo or a military tribunal. your a vietnam veteran and my husband as well. i'm sure when you were in vietnam looking at the enemy you didn't think about giving him the brand rights and letting them go through the federal court system. we are facing a different kind of enemy and every time i look a poster on the back showing the twin towers i think about these cockroaches, these murderers, these terrorists that are after us. that particular day,
by the way. at the university of michigan to give people people not problems, one set of groups 10 minutes to solve problems face-to-face and they did very well solving problems. give another set of groups 30 minutes to solve, but they had to communicate by e-mail and those groups could not solve the problems. beware of teleconferencing. face-to-face is just a lot better. some people have the ability to read those things and some don't. the fifth trade i would list is called propriety. the ability to set up scaffolds to control some of your impulses are the most famous experiment in this field, which many of you know is called the marshmallow experiment, done by a kind and walter michelle. michelle took four euros, put them in a room, put marshmallows at a table in front of them. said if you've now, only from a comeback in 10 minutes. if you have any in the marshmallow, i'll give you two. he showed me videos of the kids not getting the marshmallow. there's a little girl baby in her head on the table. one day michelle used an oreo cookie. the guy picks up the oreo, carefully thought the met
ones and we must put these regulations on the post office. host: michael is a republican in michigan. caller: good morning. i am also a disabled veteran. that makes us brothers. guest: very good brothers. caller: we used to get our medication delivered by ups or fedex, as you know. we now get it through the post office. although it is probably a lot cheaper, you guys are not getting it done. i get medication -- they dish it out to 30 days at a time. you do not get it until the 30 a day or possibly the 31st day. when it does not show, is a problem. call the post office, they don't answer the phone. and when you to answer the phone, to get an attitude. guest: i sincerely apologize. i get my medication, of them per month, 90 day-spurts. the minute i get them this month i call nine days in advance. i have never missed one. we do recognize that there is a staffing problem on the lines, but you cannot drain the money off that goes for service and then say why is service not there? i think the postmaster general is trying his best right now to try to improve the communications and we want t
to congress. rick from michigan, republican. caller: your guests represent two different points of view. i do not want one guy to speak to me at all. the one problem in the government is the federal reserve. we have been under the thumb of the reserve from 1913. these people are running the economy. obama cannot do anything. the congress has given up their constitutional responsibility. we need to redo this whole thing. the system is broke. we pay a gasoline tax. that is supposed to pay all the road costs. we're paying too much tax as it is. we need to eliminate the federal income tax. the others need to be looked at. we have to look at the monetary system. if you print another $447 billion -- we are broke. host: does get reaction. what did you think about his comments? -- let's get reaction. guest: he doesn't want me to talk because i do not agree with this point of view. one of the big problems of the federal reserve is that it is not doing as much as it could be doing to fight the recession. you have ben bernanke doing a lot of pretty aggressive moves. he has not done big quantitative easi
and recognizes the chair, the ranking member emeritus of the full committee, michigan for five minutes for questions. >> mr. chairman, thank you for your courtesy and for holding this hearing. let me begin by asking this question yes or no. do you have authority at the fda for any of the requirements with regard to efficacy from good manufacturing practices or
new york times" noted -- talking to our two guests about their views. host: will go to michigan. caller: i can solve all of your problems. i have come up with a new tax plan. it is so easy. host: we are holding on. caller: ok, there will be only one that loophole for charity. we all know that at the end of the year, the rich figure out their taxes and get a bunch of money to charity in december. i think that should stay. as far as what they are talking about -- guest: we missed the planet. host: only one deduction for charity. guest: it is sort of econ 101. i go back to something interesting and earlier caller mentioned. it is important to have a large nonprofit charitable sector in the united states. it makes a difference. it does not just come from the government, as it does in a lot of countries in europe. it comes from a very large charitable sector in the united states. americans, of course, are very generous. guest: i think we are not that far apart on this. it is useful, the effect is probably exaggerated by charities that are concerned about what the impact would be if t
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